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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



My precious little Agnes

I was so sorry I was not here to see you yesterday. I might have persuaded you to have remained with me. If you had have staid or Come out at 4 O’Clk this morg. I Could have seen you with my weary sleep eyes. Now I have to go to the right of our lines again, & do not know when I shall have the pleasure of Seeing you.

May God bless & guard you

Your Affectionate father

R E Lee

31 Mar ‘65


Miss Agnes Lee


P.S. Let me know what I can do for you. I can send for you when you desire    REL




Source: Photocopy of original letter, DeButts-Ely Collection of Lee Papers, Library of Congress

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 August 31

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